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Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Royal Oak

  • June 7, 2013

Teeth Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Royal Oak

Hello Royal Oak! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and tooth bleaching are the easiest ways Royal Oak residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Birmingham, MI smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Royal Oak folks have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced Zoom whitening dentist such as Larry Duffield of Duffield Dentistry in Royal Oak. Larry Duffield and the experienced team of dental professionals at Duffield Dentistry have been brightening smiles since 1990. We also offer family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry and Invisalign clear braces.

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